Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had also said that it had received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. … [Read more...] about TikTok ban in US: Trump’s executive order takes cues from India’s action against Chinese apps
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Just as important, along with the educational value, the system restored some of the peer-group camaraderie that ailing kids lost when they were removed from school. “The feeling of being ‘part of the gang’ is brought into the life of the homebound student by the school-to-home phone,” wrote Family Weekly’s Norris Millington in 1959. “His room broadens into a whole new world, and contact with this world does not end when school lets out.” An article published the next year about Newkirk, Oklahoma, grade-schooler Gene Richards, at home with a kidney disease, noted that he turned on his teach-a-phone a half-hour before class started so he could chat with friends about doings at school. … [Read more...] about How the telephone became the first great remote-learning technology
After recording a high of 12,430 in January, Nifty fell 40 percent to 7,511 in March due to COVID-19 crisis. Many countries around the world announced partial or complete lockdowns in the first half of the year to contain the spread of COVID-19. This brought economic activities to a jolting halt hurting corporate earnings. … [Read more...] about As market valuations turn expensive, brokerages pick these 27 stocks
It’s something that needs to happen anyway, to deal with climate change. To hit a climate target of 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius, the entire global economy will need to reach net-zero emissions. That includes changing the way that buildings are heated and how kitchen stoves are powered, not only in new buildings, but in every house that already exists. (Gas stoves are also very bad for the air quality in your home.) “The large majority of buildings that will be standing in the middle of the century are already standing,” says Mike Henchen, who focuses on building electrification at the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute. “They’re not going to be able to burn fossil fuels if we’re going to reach our climate goals.” … [Read more...] about What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?
Pure-play telecom companies evolving into large digital networks offering full stack of services is a "positive development" that augurs well for the "new normal" of work-from-home, distant education, telemedicine and other virtual applications, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said. … [Read more...] about Telcos evolving into digital networks a positive sign: TRAI chief R S Sharma